|Shannon Jackson ATC Lecture|
When people talk about socially-engaged art, they often frame it as a trade-off: As social engagement increases, the artfulness and conceptual rigor decreases. Are there ways to get out of this impasse? This lecture explores recent experiments in socially-engaged art and performance, focusing particularly upon artists who conceive social problems as formal puzzles. Surveying key questions and issues in aesthetics and media history, the talk lingers an artists and art groups such as Rimini Protok...
Keywords: Shannon Jackson; Art Technology Culture Colloquium; Berkeley ATC; UC Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Adam Susaneck; University of California Berkeley
|Chip Lord ATC Lecture|
Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator for Exhibitions at the BAM and curator of the upcoming exhibition "Ant Farm 1968-1978" will begin the program with a brief historical overview of Ant Farm's ten-year collaboration. In the second part of the program, artist Chip Lord, using slides and video, will present Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Media Burn (1975) projects, two works that achieved popular and wide ranging visibility when they were created and then continued to extend their reach and i...
Keywords: University of California Berkeley; UC Berkeley; Chip Lord; ATC; Art Technology and Culture Colloquium; Ken Godberg; Berkeley Center for New Media
|Anne Wagner ATC Lecture|
Prof. Wagner's talk will revisit Marshall Mcluhan's understanding of media: in particular, his mythical notion of social change as sensory change. She will consider Mcluhan's anchoring of history to transformations of the media on which western civilization has been progressively dependent. What is particularly interesting in this context is McLuhan's idea that media exact a bodily toll: their transformation both wound and provoke numbness as the relations of the human sensorium undergo what McL...
Keywords: University of California Berkeley; UC Berkeley; Anne Wagner; ATC; Art Technology and Culture Colloquium; Ken Godberg; Berkeley Center for New Media